Big Island, Hawaii 2016 Part 2 – Travel Tuesday

Big Island, Hawaii 2016 Part 2 – Travel Tuesday

Welcome to part 2 of our Hawaii 2016 recap! Click here if you need to read part 1. Last week’s post was about our time spent in Hilo and the surrounding area. This week is about the next half of our trip. Driving from Hilo to Waimea We made a ton of stops when we traveled from Hilo to Waimea. Our agenda for the day was as follows: Breakfast at Ken’s House of Pancakes in Hilo – this was fun,…

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Ahi Poke Recipe

Ahi Poke Recipe

When we were in Hawaii, we had ahi poke quite a bit. There are literally dozens of recipes that you can follow. All of them come back to one thing: fresh, chopped, raw ahi tuna. I’ve just started making ahi poke at home, and my husband and I love it! In fact, we just saw a recipe in Sunset magazine for Poke Nachos… which we’ll have to try soon. Ahi Poke is delicious, but you have to take certain precautions. Buy…

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Big Island, Hawaii 2016 – Travel Tuesday

Big Island, Hawaii 2016 – Travel Tuesday

We went to the Big Island in Hawaii in February of this year. I know, I know… I’m very behind in posting a recap! We planned the trip so we could attend a destination wedding, but it turned into a nearly three week trip of awesomeness. One we landed on the Big Island, we headed over to Hilo where we’d be for a week. Here are some of my favorite moments from that part of the trip. Liliuokalani Park and Gardens Liliuokalani Park…

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Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup

I am really loving our new kitchen. It is a dream. I have plenty of space to spread out while cooking and, if we have friends over, I can continue to socialize while focusing on the food. Recently, I tried a Curried Sweet Potato Apple Soup recipe that I found on the Food Network website. The recipe is fairly simple and takes less than an hour total cook and prep time. And, it’s really good! I will admit that it was odd eating this…

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Summer 2016 Updates

Summer 2016 Updates

The summer has officially gotten away from me! We have been so incredibly busy that I haven’t found a moment to think about the blog or work on crafts! Much of what we’ve done this summer will be mentioned in future posts – specifically the awesome patio my husband completed last week, our California wedding trip, and our Oregon white water rafting trip. Today, I want to share some of the other things I’ve done this summer. Insanity Insanity is a high-intensity…

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Spicy Guacamole Recipe

Spicy Guacamole Recipe

I made many snacks for our housewarming party. I like to think that all of them were very delicious, but I got feedback on my guacamole, that it was “addictive”! Today, I’m going to share my recipe with you. 🙂 Spicy Guacamole Recipe: 5 small avocados ½ sweet onion, chopped 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped Juice of 2 limes (fresh limes, not the juice in a bottle) Salt to taste I mix it all up…

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Housewarming Party!

Housewarming Party!

We held our housewarming party earlier this month. It was a two-part party: open house in the afternoon and then board game night all evening long. Literally all evening, since the last game ended at 1 AM. I spent all week doing the final organization of the house, hanging the last picture frames on the walls, and so on. (Note the lightsabers on the wall in the photo above!) On Friday night and Saturday morning, I did a full house cleaning…

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